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Tuesday, April 16, 2013

* UE Welcomes Renowned Writer Joyce Carol Oates for Two-Day Symposium

The University of Evansville’s Department of Creative Writing, with generous support from the Efroymson Family Fund, will host a two-day symposium on April 19-20 dedicated to the life and work of world-renowned author Joyce Carol Oates.

The symposium includes the following events, all of which are free. All - except the Young Writers Workshop - are also open to the public:

• A reading by Joyce Carol Oates at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 19 in Eykamp Hall (Ridgway University Center), followed by a book signing and reception

• A question-and-answer session with Joyce Carol Oates at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 20 in Shanklin Theatre

• A writers’ panel on Joyce Carol Oates at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 20 in Smythe Lecture Hall (Room 170, Schroeder School of Business Building), featuring writers Pinckney Benedict, Laura Benedict, Laurence Goldstein, and Margaret McMullan

• A young writers’ panel on Joyce Carol Oates at 7:45 a.m. Saturday, April 20 in Smythe Lecture Hall (Room 170), Schroeder School of Business Building, featuring four UE creative writing students

• A screening of the film “We Were the Mulvaneys” at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 20 in Cokes Lecture Hall (Room 126, Hyde Hall). The film is based on the novel by Joyce Carol Oates and stars Beau Bridges and Blythe Danner.

• 1:30 p.m.    Young Writers Workshop (Wahnita DeLong Writers Workshop) at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, April 20 in the Rare Books Room in the Library. The workshop will be led by Pinckney Benedict.

In April 2012, the Department of Creative Writing received a $10,000 grant from the Efroymson Family Fund to help fund the Joyce Carol Oates Symposium, which follows the tradition of the successful Arthur Miller Symposium that took place at UE in 1998.

Oates is one of the world’s most distinguished writers, having been nominated three times for the Nobel Prize. Born in upstate New York in 1938, Oates earned her Bachelor of Arts from Syracuse University in 1960 and her Master of Arts from the University of Wisconsin in 1961. She is currently the Roger S. Berlind Distinguished Professor of the Humanities at Princeton University.

Her literary accomplishments have been recognized by numerous awards, including the Fairfax Prize for Lifetime Achievement in the Literary Arts, the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in short fiction, the Rosenthal Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and the O’Henry Prize for Continued Achievement in the Short Story. In 2010 she was awarded the National Humanities Medal by President Barack Obama.

The symposium falls on the 50th anniversary of Oates’ first published book, By the North Gate (1963), a collection of short stories. Since then, Oates has published over 80 books in numerous genres: novels, short story collections, poetry, plays, literary criticism, children’s books, mystery and horror novels, various anthologies, and even a book-length essay entitled On Boxing. Her works of fiction include: Them, winner of the National Book Award; Black Water, nominated for the Pulitzer Prize; Zombie, recipient of the Bram Stoker Award; What I Lived For, nominated for the PEN/Faulkner Award; Blonde, nominated for the Pulitzer Prize; You Must Remember This, praised as “an American masterpiece” by James Atlas; The Falls, recipient of France’s prestigious Prix Femina; We Were The Mulvaneys, selected as an Oprah Book of the Month and subsequently made into a movie starring Beau Bridges and Blythe Danner; and the New York Times bestseller The Gravedigger’s Daughter.

The University of Evansville wishes to thank the Efroymson Family Fund, a fund of the Central Indiana Community Foundation, for its support of the arts at UE. Since the fund was established in 1998, it has awarded more than $70 million to nonprofit organizations in central Indiana and beyond. For more information on the Efroymson Family Fund, please visit



What's Happening Today

* Derek Jones to Speak at Last CNS Meeting of Semester

For the final CNS meeting of the semester, Derek Jones, has been invited to speak about "Metabolic Agency:  Or How Thinking About Fidgeting Got Me Excited About the Autonomic Nervous System".  The meeting will be held Tuesday, April 16, at 6:00 p.m. in Hyde Hall 204.  Bring your dinner and your friends, and be sure not to miss the final talk of the semester!

* This Week in Music: UE Orchestra and Schmidt Opera Series Perform

The University Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Assistant Professor and Director of Orchestral Activities Brian St. John, will present a concert in Neu Chapel this Tuesday evening, April 16, at 7:30.  The concert will open with the famous “Toreadors March” from Bizet’s Carmen.  2012 Vukovich Competition winner, senior Alyssa Brooks (soprano), will then join the orchestra for arias from Handel’s Julius Caesar and Gustave Charpentier’s Louise.  The orchestra will then be joined by the members of Evansville’s Signature School Orchestra for a side-by-side performance of Peter Warlock’s Capriol Suite.  The concert will conclude with the University Symphony Orchestra’s performance of two movements from Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony.  The concert is free and open to the public.

The Department of Music’s Schmidt Opera Series will present one of the most beloved operas of all time, Mozart’s The Magic Flute, in Wheeler Concert Hall this Friday and Saturday evening, April 19 and 20, with both performances beginning at 7:30.  Associate Professor of Voice and Opera Jon Truitt will conduct the performances, and pianist Kristin Jones will provide accompaniment, along with Consortium Instructor Shauna Thompson, who will provide the needed sounds of the flute.  The performances are made possible by the Schmidt Opera Series.  Admission for the general public is $10; UE students will be admitted without charge.

Three ensembles will join together for a performance in Neu Chapel on Sunday evening, April 21, at 6:00.  The Men’s and Women’s Choruses, under the direction of Director of Choral Activities Dennis Malfatti, and the String Ensemble, under the direction of Director of Orchestral Activities Brian St. John, will offer a program of music of varying styles with each ensemble performing separately, including the String Ensemble’s performance of Dr. St. John’s Fantasia on a Theme by Bruckner.  The concert will culminate in a joint performance by the Women’s Chorus and the String Ensemble of Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater.  The concert is free and open to the public.

The weekend will also feature several student recitals.  On Saturday afternoon, sopranos Lauren McMillen and Alexandria Wreggelsworth will offer a joint Senior Recital at 1:00, pianist Colleen Vonalt will offer her Senior Recital at 2:30, and pianist Melanie Brison will offer her Senior Recital at 4:00. On Sunday, pianist Joe Luegers will offer his Senior Recital at 1:00, mezzo-soprano Jaclyn Hostettler will offer her Senior Recital at 2:30, and percussionist Timothy Gaisser will offer his Senior Recital at 4:00.  All student recitals are in Wheeler Concert Hall and are free and open to the public.

* Last PT Club Meeting of Semester Set for April 16

The last Physical Therapy Club meeting for the semester will be held Tuesday, April 16 at 12:00 pm in Room 104 in Graves Hall. All undergraduates and physical therapy students are welcome to attend. The Mentor/Mentee Ice Cream Social will follow. Please contact the club's president, Jenna Fischer (jf146), if you have any questions.


Upcoming Events

* Rent a Puppy on April 20!

Zeta Tau Alpha will be hosting Rent a Puppy again this year. It will be Saturday April 20 from 10 am -3:30 pm. in the grassy area by Weinbach Apartments and the Fraternities. We will be bringing dogs from Henderson and Warrick County. $5 tickets for 10 minutes to spend playing alone with the dogs. If you get a group of 5 together, then the cost is only $15!!!

All proceeds go the Humane Societies to repair their facilities and buy food and supplies for the animals. Donations are also welcome.

This event is open to all family, friends, staff, and faculty to come and support the Humane Societies and play with dogs. Also - these dogs are adoptable - so if you are thinking of getting a dog, you should come by - the perfect dog for you might be there!

If you have any questions email Heather Sisk at


* Lunch With The Aces Set For April 25 At Outback

One of the top fundraisers for the University of Evansville Department of Athletics Scholarship Fund will take place on Thursday, April 25 as Lunch With The Aces will take place once again.

Outback Steakhouse on the east side of Evansville on the Lloyd Expressway will play host to the event once again.  It begins at 11:30 a.m. and will cost $25 per person.  Each lunch features fresh baked bread, a garden salad, bushman ‘shrooms, grilled steak, grilled chicken, garlic mashed potatoes and classic cheesecake along with a drink.

The deadline to register is Friday, April 19.  For more information, please call UE Senior Associate Athletics Director Dwight Merilatt at 812-488-2287.

All proceeds benefit the University of Evansville Department of Athletics Scholarship Fund.  Special thanks go out to Outback Steakhouse for presenting the fundraiser.

* Archaeology Alumna to Demonstrate "Archaeology!" App this Thursday!

On Thursday April 18 from 12:20-1:00 p.m. in Hyde Hall 8, archaeology alumna Lieryn Holly-Falzoni and Marco Falzoni will demonstrate their app “Archaeology!” Come try out the app on various devices and chat with the developers about apps, the realities of owning a small business and more. Feel free to bring your lunch; dessert will be served.

* Hot Tub-a-Thon to Benefit Easter Seals Rehabilitation Center

FIJI's 13th Annual Hot Tub-A-Thon benefitting Easter Seals Rehabilitation Center will be this Friday and Saturday, April 19-20, from 3:00 pm to 3:00 pm. In addition to spots in the hot tub itself, there will be food and t-shirts for sale with all proceeds going directly towards Easter Seals. The members of FIJI hope to see you there!


* Chi Omega Don't Stop Rocking Event Set for Friday

The members of Chi Omega are hosting their spring philanthropy on Friday, April 19  from 8 am-6 pm on the East Terrace of Ridgway University Center. It is $3 to rock for 15 minutes. Come participate for $1 in the high heeled race, "Walk in Her Shoes," at 5 pm. All proceeds are going to the Albion Fellows Bacon Center, a home for domestically abused women. New toiletry items are also being accepted as donations.

* This Friday Is National Day of Silence

This Friday - April 19  - is the National Day of Silence. PRIDE will have tables in Ridgway University Center on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. Stop by to sign up and show your support for LGBT awareness and get some free stuff! There will also be a march sponsored by UE PRIDE, on Friday at 5 pm. starting on the East Terrace outside of Ridgway University Center.

* UE Bookstore Sidewalk Sale - Thursday, April 18

Weather permitting the UE Bookstore will have its annual Sidewalk Sale on Thursday, April 18 from 10 2 p.m.  One of a kinds, discontinued, and slightly defective items will be reduced for quick sale.  The sale will be outside the Ridgway University Center on the east side terrace area. Come early for best selection.. items tend to move quickly.  If you have questions please contact the Bookstore.

* Cheerleading Tryouts 2013-1014

Cheerleading tryouts for the 2013-2014 season will be held this coming weekend, April 19 and 20.  The 19th is a mandatory clinic from 5-7 pm in the small gym at Carson.  Tryouts will be held the following morning at 9am.  Please contact head coach Courtney Moore for requirements and more details at 


* I-House: Hungary

All members of the campus and local community are encouraged to attend the last I-House of the semester featuring Hungary. Attendees will learn about another culture, lifestyle, food, and so much more. Bring your friends to enjoy the presentation and complimentary cookies this Wednesday at 7 pm. on the second floor of Ridgway University Center in the Class of 1959 Gallery.

* Local Osteopath to Speak to Interested UE Pre-med Students

Dr. Terry Gehlhausen, a local osteopathic physician, will be speaking to interested students about careers in osteopathic medicine on Thursday, April 18 at 7 p.m. in KC 101.  Dr. Gehlhausen is also interested in discussing potential shadowing opportunities with interested students. This will be a great opportunity for those considering a career in medicine to get first-hand advice from a medical professional.  The event will be hosted by the UE Biological Sciences Club, and all are welcome.  Questions can be directed to Ashley Rich (ar197).

* OSA Salad Fundraiser - April 17

The Office Staff Association’s annual salad fundraiser will be held April 17 on Ridgway University Center’s East Terrace from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. ((rain location: Graves Hall Lobby)  Stop by for yummy homemade salads and treats. For $5 you get 3 scoops of the salads you choose, dessert, and a bottle of water. All money goes to the OSA scholarships for students.

* UE Senior Night!

Attention all 2013 graduating seniors! Please join us for UE Senior Night at RiRa’s on Tuesday, April 23, from 7-11 p.m. There will be free food and soft drinks. This event is sponsored by: Student Alumni Ambassadors (SAA), UE Office of Alumni and Parent Relations, and UE Senior Gift Committee. No Shuttle Service will be available. Event is free. Please register online at 

* UE Students Invited to Attend Annual Breakfast with the CEO

UE students are cordially invited to attend the 4th annual Breakfast with the CEO event on Wednesday, April 24 from 8-9:30 a.m. in Eykamp 252, Ridgway University Center.. The featured CEO and Keynote Speaker will be Parri O. Black,
president & CEO of Youth First, Inc.

RSVP online at 

For more information, please contact Monica Spencer at 812-488-4065 or

* WIN $200 for Your Organization

Get your club/organization registered for Spring Buyback.  The organization that sells the most books back (in dollars) gets $200 for their funds, second place gets $100.  You must register your organization with the UE Bookstore by April 22nd so that your members get a code to record the transaction to correct group.  Buyback runs April 25 - May 1.  Prices individuals receive for their books is not affected in any manner.  This just a bonus promotion during Buyback to assist organitions.  Don't forget to register your group by the deadline.  Contact the Bookstore with any questions.


Info You Should Know

* Attention May 2013 Graduates

If you have earned a military honorable discharge or a general discharge under honorable conditions, are on active duty, or in active drilling status, please notify the Cherie Leonhardt in the Office of Veterans Affairs at or call 488-2141 ASAP.  The Office of Veterans Affairs and UE VETS has a special graduation gift for you!

* Jezreel Expedition Logo Contest Deadline is Friday!

All members of the UE community are invited to submit designs for a logo for the Jezreel Expedition. The winner will receive a $100 cash prize!

The Jezreel Expedition is a new archaeological project in Israel sponsored by the University of Evansville and the University of Haifa and directed by Dr. Jennie Ebeling (UE) and Dr. Norma Franklin (U Haifa). Located in Israel’s Galilee, Jezreel has been continuously occupied for 7,000 years and has visible architectural remains from the Israelite, Roman, Crusader and Ottoman periods. Mentioned numerous times in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, Jezreel was the site of King Ahab’s and Queen Jezebel’s winter palace, Naboth’s vineyard, and Jehu’s revolt.

Please contact Dr. Ebeling ( for guidelines and motifs we would like to incorporate in the logo.  Please submit your logo to Dr. Ebeling as a jpg by April 19.

* Adoptions Due by Departments

Departments and professors are urgently reminded that adoptions for summer and fall classes are past due in the UE Bookstore.  If you have not already returned your adoptions please do so as soon as possible.  Buyback starts April 24 and we need to update our Buyback as complete as possible to ensure that students get the most money for their books they might sell back.  If you have any questions please contact Linda Howard in the Bookstore at x2032.

* Important Spring Commencement Information

Spring and summer graduates need to stop by the Registrar's Office in Olmsted Hall in Room 106 and pick up their May commencement line cards. The cards contain important information for Commencement Day and should be brought to the graduation ceremony.



* Anthony Beavers

Anthony Beavers (professor of philosophy and director of Cognitive Science) was recently invited to speak on the topic of ethical challenges concerning affective computing over the the next ten years at the International Conference for Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction to be held in Geneva, Switzerland this coming September. This invitation comprises the third for this fall on the topic of technology ethics, the second being an invitation to speak at the XXIII World Congress of Philosophy in Athens, Greece this August, and the third to speak at the the International Conference on the Philosophy of Information at Xian Jiaotong University, China, this October. The invitations follow from concerns over challenges to the climate of ethics arising from the impact of information and communications technologies on the global scene. Beavers was the recipient of the 2012 World Technology Award for Ethics presented this past October in New York City.

* 2012 LinC Named Indiana Collegiate Press Association's Yearbook of the Year

Congratulations to senior Christine Mueller and her 2012 yearbook staff as the 2012 LinC was named last weekend as the Indiana Collegiate Press Association’s “Yearbook of the Year,” Division II, at the association’s annual conference at Indiana University. The yearbook won first-place awards for general excellence, best execution of theme and for writing, design and photography. Winning individual awards were: Mueller, seniors Jenna McCord and Kaylee Harden; juniors Amy Rabenberg, Nathan Edminston, Cassie Gutman and Mary Hoskins; and sophomore Millie Harlow.

* Tom Williams Publishes Poetry

Tom Williams, a senior in the Creative Writing Department, recently published “Sharkfin Sonnet” in Outrageous Fortune, a literary journal published at Mary Baldwin College, and another poem, "Song for A...," was published in April as part of The Poetry Foundation's Record-a-Poem program.

* Outstanding Future Educators

Five UE education students have been named Outstanding Future Educators by the School of Education faculty, an award that recognizes the best student teachers in the state of Indiana. Nicole Loehr, Hannah Wilson, Kensi Sauley, Lindsey Meyer, and Mitch Mowrer were honored by the Indiana Association for Colleges for Teacher Education on Friday, April 12 at the Ritz Charles in Carmel, Indiana. 


Thank You

* To Everyone Who Helped with Bike Race

On behalf of the Fitness Center Staff, we would like to thank everyone who helped make the 50th annual Bike Race a huge success. It was a prime example of the UE community working together for a day of food, fellowship and fun.  Thanks to the Student Life Staff, Security, Sodexo, Physical Plant, Housekeeping, Buildings and Grounds, Athletic Training, Student Interns, Intramural Supervisors, Work Study Students, the UE Winter Guard, the Evansville Police Department, Gilles Cycling and Fitness, parents, fans, alumni, and all bike race participants. Thanks to all for helping make this day possible and continuing this UE tradition.



* Softball Game to Raise Money for Susan G. Komen

Come out and support UE Ace's Softball as they take on SIU Edwardsville in this game to raise money for Susan G Komen. The game is on Thursday April 18 at 4 pm at James and Dorothy Cooper Stadium. There will be raffles and t-shirts for sale. All proceeds go to Susan G Komen. Help us find a cure and don't forget to wear pink!!


* UE Baseball Hosts Austin Peay Tuesday

The University of Evansville baseball team will host Austin Peay Tuesday night at 6 p.m. for a non-conference game at Braun Stadium.  The Purple Aces will be looking to snap a six-game losing skid, before returning to Missouri Valley Conference play next weekend.

Evansville (14-23) was swept last weekend in a non-conference series against former Midwestern Collegiate Conference foe Xavier at Braun Stadium.  The Aces dropped a 9-7 decision Friday night, before falling, 3-2, Saturday afternoon and, 4-3, Sunday in the series finale.  Senior Chris Pearson led UE against the Musketeers, hitting .455 (5-for-11) for the series with a double, a solo home run and two RBI.  Sophomore Kyle Pollock went 4-for-9 in the three-game set with a pair of doubles, while redshirt sophomore Kevin Kaczmarski finished 4-for-13 with two runs scored and four RBI on a grand slam Friday night.

Evansville enters Tuesday night’s game hitting .272 as a team with 40 doubles, seven triples and nine home runs for a .339 slugging percentage.  The Aces own a .369 on-base percentage and have stolen 29 bases in 44 chances.  Defensively, UE is fielding .971 as a team, but has committed eight errors in its last three contests.

Kaczmarski, who is currently on a 14-game hitting streak, leads Evansville with a .338 average, 11 doubles, a .483 slugging percentage and nine stolen bases, and is tied for the team lead with three homers.  Seniors Jason Hockemeyer and Chris Pearson are hitting .323 and .308, respectively.  Hockemeyer leads the Aces with a .467 on-base percentage and is tied for third on the team with 21 RBI.  Pearson co-leads the team with three long balls and ranks second on the squad with 24 RBI.  Redshirt junior Johnny Day is hitting .260 with seven doubles and had driven in a team-high 26 runs.

UE pitchers have combined for a 4.71 ERA, .286 opposing batting average and 271 strikeouts in 319.0 innings.  Senior Kyle Lloyd leads the staff with a 4-2 record and 2.73 ERA.  The right-hander has tallied a team-high 67 strikeouts and is holding opposing hitters to a .230 batting average in his 59.1 innings of work.  Sophomore Kyle Freeland is 3-5 in his nine starts and sports a 3.08 ERA with 59 strikeouts around 16 walks in 61.1 innings of work.  Out of the bullpen, senior Jake Naumann has made 14 appearances and tallied all six saves for Evansville.  Naumann has struck out 10 and is limiting opponents to a .170 batting average in his 13.1 innings of relief. 

Austin Peay (26-11) has lost six of its last seven and dropped two of three in a series at Southeast Missouri State last weekend in Ohio Valley Conference action.  The Governors are 6-2 against MVC teams this season, as they have played Creighton, Illinois State, Indiana State and Southern Illinois earlier this season.

APSU is hitting .292 as a team with five players hitting .300 or better.  Austin Peay is slugging .410, as it has recorded 69 doubles, five triples and 25 homers.  The Governors are reaching base at a .391 clip, have stolen 39 bases in 62 attempts and are fielding .966 as a squad with 49 defensive miscues in their 37 contests.

Craig Massoni leads Austin Peay with a .362 batting average, .582 slugging percentage, seven round-trippers and 40 RBI.  Jordan Hankins has scored a team-high 38 runs and is hitting .352 with nine doubles, six homers and 33 RBI.  Cody Hudson owns a .331 batting average with a team-best 15 doubles and 13 stolen bases, while Reed Harper is hitting .302 with a double, a triple, three home runs and 32 RBI.

The Governor pitching staff has a combined ERA of 4.84 with a .270 opposing batting average and 276 strikeouts in 333.0 innings.  Lee Ridenhour is a perfect 6-0 in his eight starts this season and leads APSU with a 2.20 ERA, 52 strikeouts, 61.1 innings and a .206 opposing batting average.  Casey Delgado is 5-2 on the year with a 4.61 ERA and 50 strikeouts in his 52.2 innings on the mound, while Zach Hall is 3-2 with a 6.69 ERA and has fanned 29 opposing hitters over 40.1 innings.  Tyler Rogers has appeared 22 times out of the Austin Peay bullpen and has notched 12 saves, striking out 24 in 24.1 frames of relief.

The Aces and Governors will meet for the 61st time in series history Tuesday, with UE holding a 38-20-2 advantage in the all-time series.  Evansville won both meetings last season, defeating Austin Peay, 7-3, in Clarksville, Tenn., and, 12-1, in Evansville.

Ryan Billo (Sr., RHP, 1-3, 10.02 ERA) vs. Zach Hall (Jr., LHP, 3-2, 6.69 ERA)


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